Tuesday, 8 May 2012

This isn't goodbye, it's a see you later

Outfit:
Gingerbread print mint dress: Asos
Black thick tights: Primark
Gold buckle smoking slippers: New Look
Black cardigan: Primark
Black Marc Jacobs solid perfume Daisy ring: Gift from grandparents

My nan sadly passed away on Thursday, exactly two weeks to the day she was diagnosed with cancer. Thank you all so much for your well-wishes, it really does mean a lot. I feel surpisingly ok to be honest, i'm just so glad her suffering's finally ended and she died at home surrounded by the people who loved her. She would never have wanted to live like that and she was in so much pain. I won't remember her like that, it wasn't my nan. My nan used to make the nicest mince pies in the world, used to sit on the floor so her beloved dogs could sit on the sofa, always sit in the garden as soon as the sun came out and who always had a house full. Not many people can say they made a difference in someone life but my nan could numerous amounts of times. As a foster parent she gave so many children a stable home often when they had no one else in the world. Glad you're finally at peace Nanny Dogs. 

I first came across this dress thanks to Sarah - that girl does find some right gems! I immediately had to have it and went a bit mad selling on ebay until I had the cash. Gingerbread Men are my favourite cake to eat - as a child my mum always used to bring me back from shopping. In fact she sometimes does now! It's a lot shorter than I would usually wear but that's nothing a pair of tights doesn't solve. Asos is really starting to suck me in, every spare penny I make on Ebay is currently going on dresses from that site - why did I never really discover it before?!?






31 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your Nan Sophie, sounds like she was such a lovely person.
    Glad you're feeling a bit better though, and that gingerbread dress is adorable

    xx

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  2. so sory about your nan. you look pretty great in that fab dress. love it. just found your blog and I am loving your style! happy to be your newest follower! xx
    Alice Barton ♥ TheMowWay

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  3. Really sorry Soph, she sounds like a wonderful lady. It's lovely that you have so many fond memories of her though :) love you lots xxxxxx

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  4. ps. totally agree that gingerbread is better than anything else!!!

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  5. Lots of hugs for you lovely lady! xxxxx

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  6. Sorry to hear about your nan Sophie, hope you're doing ok. The gingerbread man print on that dress is really cute :)

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  7. Big hugs to you hun,
    You look delightful in that dress, what a piece. x

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  8. So sorry, my heart goes out to you and your family <3 cancer is evil xxxxxxxxx

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  9. So so sorry for your loss. I remember when my grandma passed away it takes some time to get used to but stay strong and remember all the good times you shared as her memories will always live on!

    xxx
    Becky

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  10. So sorry to hear about your nan, Sophie. That's so quick... but like you say it's probably better than dragging the suffering out. Thoughts and hugs.

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  11. i LOVE thats dress, how cute?! x

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  12. ahh how CUTE is that print! x

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  13. Lots of love sweetheart
    xxxx

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  14. So sorry to hear about your Nan, she sounded like an extraordinary woman! You must be very proud to have had a nan like that.
    Your dress is gorgeous, I too have developed an Asos addiction, they had a 24% off code the other day and it's safe to say I well and truly abused it! xo

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  15. SUPER LOVE YOUR BLOG <33
    i'm following you now :D
    mind to follow back? :)

    xx,
    http://www.feliciayohana.blogspot.com/

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  16. Big hugs to you lady xx Your nan does sound amazing, it's always best to remember the good times, and cherish them. On a brighter note, I love the print on this dress, I never seem to find any gems on Asos! xx

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  17. hatw that you can pay with paypal on ebay, I always end up buying more rather than having a clear out!

    Sorry to hear about your nan, she sounds remarkable xxx

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  18. so sorry to hear about your nan, my pop passed in jan of this yr and i still get sad when i think about him. glad you are doing ok sophs. x

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  19. that dress is too cute! love the print. so sorry about your nan sweet, hope you're okay <3 xx

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  20. <3 I feel your pain all too much right now,

    take care and take all the time you need x

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  21. My thoughts are with you and your family Sophwee. Big hugs xxxxx
    Your dress is lovely.xx

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  22. Your nan sounds like an amazing lady. xx

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  23. That dress is just too amazing! The print, oh my!


    I hope you're okay, I was incredibly close to my Grandma too so I know how you feel! XO.

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  24. I don't think I've ever seen an item of clothing with a gingerbread men print on it before - it's so cute! Feel like I need a gingerbread fix now.
    So sorry to hear about your Nan, she sounds so lovely. Hope you're okay :')
    x

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  25. I'm sorry to hear about your Nan, such sad news but I am sure you will treausre the memories you have.

    I absolutely adore that dress, the print is one of my favourites! xxx

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  26. I'm really sorry to hear about your Nan :( That is really sad news. Hope you're all ok xxx

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  27. Wonderful outfit you look lovely. So sorry to hear about your Nan...I hope you and the family are well.

    dimplesdiaries
    x

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  28. Just catching up on blog reading - (at work as you do on a friday afternoon) and just read about your nan passing, so sorry to hear that lovely, she sounds like she was fabulous!

    You're looking super trim at the moment, that dress looks lovely on you! I love Asos too, could spend a fortune on there! xxx

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  29. Love this dress, looks great on you.

    x

    http://squaremarshmallow.blogspot.co.uk/

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